John Wayne: The Westerns by David Morrell
Approx. 10,360 words.
Published on April 6, 2012 and represented
Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.
Few film actors had the lasting popularity of John Wayne, especially when he appeared in westerns. In this comprehensive essay, Rambo-creator David Morrell analyzes Wayne’s career in westerns and explores his fascinating, complex personality, including his Latin studies in high school and his skills as a chess player. Even Wayne’s most knowledgeable fans will be surprised by this insightful essay.